Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.

Cricket

Jayawardene in spat with Sri Lanka's cricket board

Jon Pierik Sri Lanka captain faces uncertain future in Test series against Australia.

Cricket

Kevin Pietersen opens up about Ashes disaster, praises Michael Clarke

Kevin Pietersen on the field during Surrey's Twenty20 match against Essex at The Oval on Friday.

Jon Pierik A banished Kevin Pietersen says he is relieved to no longer be part of an unpleasant English dressing room, has called for back-to-back Ashes series to be scrapped and praised Michael Clarke’s...

Fixing the fixers

Umpire Nadir Shah is one of the six non-ICC sanctioned umpires found to be taking bribes.

Jon Pierik More work and education is needed to weed out corruption in cricket.

Cricket

S African Test snub irks Nine

Graeme Smith

Jon Pierik Channel Nine says marquee series of season should be during the peak of summer.

No-show by Proteas spoils Nine's schedule

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Jon Pierik CHANNEL Nine says South Africa's decision to not tour over the Christmas and New Year period is less than ideal, declaring the marquee cricket series of the season should be held in the peak of...

Cricket

Bird to debut, rested Starc 'absolutely shattered'

Jackson Bird

Jon Pierik Ousted fast bowler says he is "absolutely shattered" after he was dropped as part of Australia's contentious rotation policy.

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Cricket

New policy has Hohns bemused

Trevor Hohns.

Jon Pierik Former national chairman of selectors questions the overall philosophy of those in charge.